Volunteer Opportunities

Please see the list below for current volunteer opportunities with our member organizations. If you are a Green Umbrella member and would like to submit a volunteer posting, please send it to greennews@greenumbrella.org.
  • March 27, 2019 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District

    Volunteers are invited to help with riparian plantings along the banks of the East Fork LMR on Saturday, April 6th (from 10:00 a.m.-Noon) to support recent dam removal restoration activities. Lunch will be provided. This will be a fun morning!

    Please register here.

  • March 27, 2019 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful & Kenton County Parks

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation will facilitate the annual Doe Run Lake Clean-Up, as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Clean-Up 2019, presented by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. The clean-up will begin at 9:00 A.M. on April 6th, 2019 and last until noon.

    This event provides citizens an opportunity to ‘Make a Difference’ by picking up trash and litter and to explore one of the last remaining public natural areas in Kenton County. By ridding neighborhoods of litter, illegal dumping, and graffiti, we are creating a clean and safe place to live, work, and play.

    Join us to make a difference! Rubber gloves and trash bags will be provided. Wear boots or old shoes and old clothes. It will be messy! Volunteers will collect and remove everything that should not be found in a County park, including trash, construction debris, automobile and truck tires, old fishing line, and an odd assortment of other objects not usually associated with nature and the outdoors. There will be a restroom available.

    There will be a ‘Most Unusual Find’ contest again this year. One year, it was a bowling ball; another year, it was two halves of an electric guitar!

    Need community service hours? Rhonda Ritzi, the Recreation Coordinator, will be happy to sign any paperwork. Help your friends and neighbors make a difference!

    Doe Run Lake is located at 1501 Bullock Pen Rd., Covington, KY 41017. Take the Covington/Independence (Exit 80) off I-275. Go south (away from Covington and under I-275) on KY 17 (Madison Pike) about one mile. Follow the signs. Volunteers should meet in the parking area near the boat launch. For additional information, please call 859-525-PLAY (7529).

    Contact Sara Sgantas for more information:
    Phone: 859-392-1404

    Email: Sara.Sgantas@KentonCounty.org

  • March 14, 2019 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Wed 3/27, 6-9 p.m.

    Are you interested in the environment, nature education, outdoor recreation or customer service? All play an important role in connecting people with nature, and you can too. Join us for a Volunteer Orientation to learn about the many ways you can can get involved. For ages 18 and up. Winton Woods/Winton Center (Free, register by 3/25)

    Learn more and RSVP here!

  • March 14, 2019 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

    March 23, 2019: 9:00am - 11:00am

    Join us as we prepare the garden for the upcoming season. We'll be breaking and removing rocks from a portion of our space to prepare for new projects! Also general clean up including; weeding around fruit trees and berry bushes and picking up trash. Bring work gloves and water.

    After the clean up Join us at 1814 Dreman Ave for our 2nd seed starting workshop at 11:30 am!

    Learn more and RSVP here!

  • March 04, 2019 4:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    The Green Learning Station Programseeking individuals who are excited about teaching middle and high school students about stormwater management and water quality in a brand new and exciting field trip, thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Weekly programs are Wednesday and Thursday mornings (8:30-12:30 pm) in April & May.

    All candidates must attend one of the following training:

    Thursday, March 28th, 9:30 am - 12 pm

    If you have any questions, contact Jenn Bakes: jbakes@civicgardencenter.org

  • March 04, 2019 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    The Compost Kids Programlooking for individuals who are excited about teaching children ages 5-12 about the importance of composting, recycling, gardening & caring for our world. Weekly programs are on Tuesday mornings (8:30 to noon) April & May.

    All volunteer candidates must attend the following training:

    Tuesday, March 12th, 10 am - 12 pm

    If you have any questions, contact Jenn Bakes: jbakes@civicgardencenter.org

  • March 04, 2019 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Many of Cincinnati's green spaces are overrun with invasive plants. As more and more ash trees come down, thinning our tree canopy, there is increasingly more room for invasive species (Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Garlic Mustard) to take over and exclude our native plants and animals.Therefore, we are kicking off this reforestation project to save and protect Cincinnati's green spaces.

    The first space we're focusing on is Walnut Woods, a 10-acre property adjacent to Walnut Hills High School. We will be restoring it in collaboration with Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Parks, the Evanston Community and more. This will be an ongoing project, and we could use your help! Our next workday is:

    Saturday, March 16th:

    Invasive Removal Workday at Walnut Woods, located off of Sulsar at 3250 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207 (Walnut Hills High School), from 9am-12pm. 

    If you have any questions, contact Jenn Bakes: jbakes@civicgardencenter.org

  • March 04, 2019 4:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Friday Workdays: Every Friday, we work from 9:00 am - 11:30 am at a different community garden. We always meet at the garden (addresses posted), and encourage participants to wear long pants & sleeves, and bring water. The upcoming dates are: 

    • March 15thJulie Hanser Community Garden (located at 2627 Stanton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45204)
    • March 22ndPendleton School Garden (located at 406-410 East 13th Street, Cincinnati OH 45210)
    • March 29thConcord Street Community Garden (located at 2400 Concord St, Cincinnati, OH 45206)

    Saturday Workdays: Similar to Fridays, but twice a month at different gardens. The next opportunities are: 

    • March 9th: Workday at Madisonville Foraging Garden(located at Redbank (4000 Block), Bortherton & Erie, Cincinnati, OH 45227), from 10am-1pm
    • March 23rd: Workday at South Cumminsville Community Garden

      (located at 3618 Roll Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223), from 9-11:30am

    If you have any questions, contact Jenn Bakes: jbakes@civicgardencenter.org 

  • March 04, 2019 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship

    When: Wed, April 3, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Where: Technical Facility, 377 Sheffield Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

    For Earth Day we are distributing 3,500 trees to elementary students throughout Hamilton County. We need your help to bag and pack the trees for distribution. Join us for free pizza, talk trees with us and help us to inspire the next generation of tree stewards! Volunteers can also take home a free tree seedling! We would like to thank our generous donor for the trees and pizza, Taking Root, Hamilton County Parks, Rapid Mortgage for refreshments and you all for volunteering!

    For questions contact OVFF President: Tom Boeing at 513-582-4100 or ovfftrees@gmail.com.

    Sign up here!

  • March 01, 2019 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship

    March 20, 7:00-9:00 PM: The Forestry Fellowship and the Federated Garden Clubs of Greater Cincinnati are teaming up again to count, bag and box 4,000 Bald Cypress tree seedlings for our annual Spring giveaway thru the Public Libraries and other groups. As always, we are counting on you, so please lend a hand! Let’s work together to help kids discover the rewards of planting trees! Extra seedlings and species are available for volunteers.

    For larger orders, call or e-mail: 513 582-4100 or ovfftrees@gmail.com


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